We are so excited to announce our new Candle Collection, comprised of all natural soy candles in an 8 oz "spa" jar. Each candle comes with a lid and a beautiful deep purple gift box. These make fantastic gifts!! Currently we have 9 heavenly scents available, and hope to add more scents and sizes in the future.
Why choose our soy candles?
I am a candle fanatic, and admittedly have way too many of the traditional paraffin wax candles from a couple of well-known brands in my cabinets. Unfortunately, I have since learned that paraffin is a petroleum by-product created from the sludge waste when crude oil is refined into gasoline. They produce soot when burned, which can be inhaled and inflict damage to the body over time. Also, many candles are manufactured with lead wick cores (particularly those manufactured in China or Hong Kong). Low level exposure to lead has been linked to a host of health concerns, primarily affecting the central nervous system. In fact, our pediatrician is now doing a test on infants and toddlers for lead concentration in the blood- it is that serious of a concern. Many traditional candle manufacturers are ensuring that the wicks do not contain lead- particularly those manufactured in the US- but NOT ALL. And there is still the soot concern. And toxins released from certain fragrance oils made from harmful chemicals. You can read an entire EPA document here about the concerns of burning traditional candles and incense- or you can just Google it and spend hours reading all the awful effects that can be caused by burning traditional candles. I haven't even mentioned the effects of soot on your home!!
Ok, admittedly, if you are just burning a candle now and then, for a short amount of time, it is probably no cause for concern. Particularly if it is a higher-end, US made candle. But... if you like to keep candles burning year-round and much of the time (ie, a "Candle Fanatic" like myself), there IS a better solution.
Soy wax candles are natural alternatives to paraffin wax. Soy candles are made from clean burning vegetable oil, which means little to no soot is produced. In addition, soy has a lower melting point, which allows for more pooling of the wax and possibly stronger scent throw, also allowing the candles to last up to 50% longer* than their paraffin cousins. Astrologia's candles are lovingly hand-made and poured in the USA using an all-natural vegetable blended soy wax, lead-free cotton core wicks, phthalate-free fragrance oil infused with essential oils in a recyclable glass container. So if you choose to burn candles frequently, opt for a much less toxic solution!
*It is important to note that ALL candles require maintenance to maximize the burn time. This includes trimming the wicks to 1/4" before burning each time.
Our new candles are priced at $29.95 each, with a burn time of up to 80 hours (10-15 hours per ounce). Shipping is FREE within the US. (note that the cost to ship a single candle is $7-$12, due to the weight-- so this is a GREAT deal!) And of course, this is Astrologia, so we have recommendations for each Astrological Sign for inspiration. That makes these candles perfectly unique for gift-giving!
Beautiful- Fresh apple blends with dewy flower petals to create a clean, light scent that will entice the senses.
Vanilla Creme- With its intense vanilla aroma, subtle touch of cream and sprinkled with real Madagascar vanilla beans. Absolutely delicious!!
Glam- Fresh crisp fruit of apple and peach highlight a dew rose and water lily heart as white cedar, vetiver, sandalwood and musk linger.
Lavender Bliss- An enchanting meadow fringed with springs of lavender with fresh lavender buds sprinkle on top of candle. Lavender is fabulous for relaxation!
Lemongrass- Scented with lemongrass essential oil. This oil actually derives from a grass harvested for its lemony, yet earthy, aroma. A favorite for its clean, refreshing and natural scent.
Green Clover & Aloe- A lovely blend with a light, refreshing, spa-like fragrance. Great for relaxation.
Clean & Sexy- Gorgeous scent full of unique and sophistication. It is super clean and fresh but sneaks up on you with a hint of sex appeal. Comprised of Bergamot, Lemon and Tarragon blended together with whispers of Geranium and Rose with strong base notes of vetiver and Cedarwood.
Caribbean Fiesta- This tropical blend of citrus, mango and papaya is enhanced with fresh green notes and sweet musk for a lush, exotic scent reminiscent of the Caribbean
Naked- A wonderful and STRONG blend of sugar, sweet heliotrope, honeydew, marshmallow and vanilla with a juicy blend of pineapples, and tropical fruits.
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